Several dozen protesters affiliated with the restaurant and tourism-sector unions -- with the Communist Party-affiliated PAME grouping the most prominent -- staged a symbolic blocking of the entrances to three downtown hotels off Syntagma Square in Athens on Tuesday.
Demonstrators decried the pending exclusion of their professions from a list of heavy and hazardous occupations, with the unions threatening more mobilisations in the near future.

Although the demonstrators raised banners and stood in front of the hotel entrances, they permitted the entrance and exit of people.